We've always been told to wash our hands alot and there IS a good reason why. On average, adults can touch as many as 30 objects within a minute, including germy surfaces like light switches, doorknobs, phone receivers, and remote controls.

At home, this isn’t such a big deal. Your body is more immune to these germs and it’s easy to wash your hands at a moment’s notice.

But what happens when you go out to dinner, do some grocery shopping, or visit the doctor's office?

You’re out in the wilderness and you need to be careful.


According to scientists, here are some of the germiest surfaces out there that you need to avoid – or at least protect yourself from:

Restaurant menus

Lemon wedges at restaurants (this IS scary for me--I love lemon in my tea)

Condiment dispensers

Restroom door handles

Soap dispensers

Grocery carts

Airplane bathrooms

And last but not least----Doctor's offices (AARP.org)


Now--where is that bar of Dial Soap I've been keeping handy?!?!?!